February 21, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today's special Introduce A Girl to Engineering Day edition of STEMdaily, we have lots of stories on National Engineers Week activities including DiscoverE's #GirlDay2019 resources, the winners of the Future City competition, and NBC News Learn's #EngineerYourWorld video series. Plus research stories on test anxiety for K-12 science students, the challenges of being a new parent for STEM professionals (for both mothers AND ...

February 20, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today's STEMdaily, Amazon announces it will continue its STEM educational investments in NYC despite no longer opening up one of its HQ2 locations there, KIPP schools announce they'll choose Code.org's computer science curriculum in its schools, Mercedes Benz announces a new automative industry training program with Lawson State CC in Birmingham, Alabama, LEGO launches augmented reality-focuses sets, and more ...

UL and the North American Association for Environmental Education Launch Fifth Annual UL Innovative Education Award (UL)

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Underwriters Laboratories (UL), in partnership with the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE), has announced the call for entries period for the fifth UL Innovative Education Award (ULIEA). The award recognizes non-profit organizations across the U.S. and Canada that have made a difference in their communities through their work to advance environmental education through STEM principles (E-STEM). Five winning …


February 14, 2019 STEMdaily

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On the Valentine’s edition of STEMdaily, the TGR Foundation partners with the Kimmelman Foundation for a STEM-focuses state-of-the-art sports and academic complex in LA, the Nevertheless podcast produces awesome women in STEM role model posters, new research finds family attitudes at home may be negatively impacting their daughter’s confidence in STEM, Astronaut Mark Kelly announces bid for Arizona senate seat, …


TGR Foundation Partners with Kimmelman Foundation to launch academic, sports complex in Los Angeles (Tiger Woods)

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Some of the nation’s leading names in athletics and education are teaming up to be part of the world-class Carol Kimmelman Athletic and Academic Campus – envisioned as one of the largest and most extraordinary community-serving sports and education centers in America. Spearheaded by the Kimmelman Family Foundation, the state-of-the-art Kimmelman Campus is expected to span more than 80 acres …


Ripple Grants $2 Million to University of Kansas, Funds 29 Universities to Conduct Blockchain and Crypto Research (CryptoSlate)

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The University of Kansas has become one of the 29 research institutions to receive funding from Ripple. The University is receiving $2 million—over five years—to support research related to cryptocurrency, blockchain, and digital payments. Ripple—known for its push for cross-banking digital payments, as well as its XRP token—instituted the University Blockchain Research Initiative (UBRI) in June of last year to accelerate academic research, …


February 12, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Base 11 awards Morgan State University with a $1.6M grant to fund a state-of-the-art rocketry lab and launch a student rocketry team at an event in Baltimore featuring astronaut Leland Melvin, UN Women and STEM groups marked International Day of Women in Science on Monday, the Lemelson Foundation makes a grant in recognition of National Inventor’s Day, …


Morgan State University Awarded $1.6 Million Base 11 Grant to Launch Student Rocketry Program (Base 11)

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The nonprofit Base 11 today announced that Morgan State University is the winner of a three-year, $1.6 million Aerospace Workforce and Leadership Development Grant, which will fund a state-of-the-art rocketry lab and launch a student rocketry team. Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin was on hand to formally present the check to and inspire local high school, community college, and university …


The Lemelson Foundation Awards Nearly Half a Million 3-Year Grant to Inspire and Recognize Middle School Inventors (Society for Science & The Public)

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In celebration of National Inventor’s Day, the Society for Science & the Public today announced that The Lemelson Foundation, an organization committed to improving lives through invention, will give a three-year grant of more than $440,000 to celebrate outstanding middle school inventors and inspire young people to pursue inventive careers. Through this grant, the Lemelson Foundation will fund initiatives intended to raise awareness …


February 11, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, Ripple donates $2M to the University of Kansas to support cryptocurrency and digital payments research, the NHL promotes its Future Goals STEM program on Capitol Hill, a Missouri bill to support computer science education, a Texas school district shares how its using Google Classroom at a statewide convention, and more! Click here to view the full edition …


If girls are bad at math, should we blame their mothers? (The Hechinger Report)

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There are loads of theories for why girls tend to do worse in math than boys, from differences in innate ability to discrimination by teachers. Many argue that our culture discourages girls from excelling at math. Now a team of economists has produced a study that calculates how a family’s attitudes about women can impede girls’ math achievement at school. …


A Principal’s View: How Introducing STEM Has Radically Changed My Washington, D.C., School — and Just Won Us a Major Innovation Award (The74)

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Some might not expect a school in southeast Washington, D.C., to have the only all-black robotics team at a national competition. Others might look at Hendley Elementary School’s Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) scores and not assume that our students are coding, problem-solving, and engaging in critical thinking daily. Even I could have been discouraged …


February 8, 2019 STEMdaily

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In the 2/8 edition of STEMdaily, Astronaut Leland Melvin is named as the official spokesperson for the Base 11 Space Challenge, Texas A&M awarded an NSF grant to study sexual harassment in STEM fields, the Buffalo Museum of Science opens 12-week LEGO exhibit, San Francisco public schools profile how they’re using the robot Pepper in computer science classes, and MIND …


February 7, 2019 STEMdaily

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In 2/7’s STEMdaily, Mashable does an incredible overview of how San Francisco Unified School District’s many programs help girls of color excel in STEM and computer science, leaders from the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) discuss how ISS is an excellent learning tool for STEM students, DonorsChoose finds STEM projects are big on the teacher funding …


February 6, 2019 STEMdaily

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In the 2/6 STEMdaily, FIRST and New Hampshire’s congressional delegation are working on a bill that would create a $1 commemorative coin to honor Christa McAuliffe, NSF’s science research funds are flowing again after the government shutdown, an update on STEM competitions the Regeneron Science Talent Search and the Apollo 50 Next Giant Leap Student Challenge, Microsoft & VictoryVR release …


February 5, 2019 STEMdaily

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In the Tuesday 2/9 edition of  STEMdaily, we start off with a STEM jobs feature about LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report and the importance of “soft skills”, how rural STEM companies are struggling to find talent, and how schools should train students not knowing what jobs will be automated in the future or what new jobs will exist. Other …


Supporting STEM scholars at Carolina (UNC)

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Keshav Patel is finishing an honors thesis in mathematics. Lauren Gullet spends many afternoons collecting and analyzing data in Carolina’s Institute of Trauma Recovery. Daniela Alfaro plans to learn more about the factors, both biological and social, that caused her mother’s diabetes. Two generous contributions to the Chancellor’s Science Scholars Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will enable more students like …


The International Space Station as a Teaching Tool (Scientific American)

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We live in a technology-driven world where accelerating innovation and change are dominant themes. The challenge to our educational systems is twofold. First, we must provide our nation’s youth a comprehensive education, including science, to prepare them for the world in which they will live and work in the coming decades. But there is also a second and equally important …


February 4, 2019 STEMdaily

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In the Monday, Feb. 4th edition of STEMdaily, stories include how the University of Toronto is preparing students to work in the self-driving car field, changes to the H-1B visa process, how life balance impacts women in STEM careers, and more STEM news on student debt and buying homes, an overview of STEM and engineering programs at NC State, and …


January 30, 2019 STEMdaily

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In today’s STEMdaily, a conference at the University of Hawai’i-Hilo aims to strengthen Pacific Islander pipeline into STEM, curriculum and reviews for some excited new STEM toys,  STEMconnector CEO Leslie Cruz launches new blog series, University of New Mexico STEM Collaborative Centers seeks mentors, an AI-powered bot mentor for young black professionals gets pitched to Facebook, and more STEM news …